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Rebuffing Bush, 132 Mayors Embrace Kyoto Rules
NYT ^ | May 14, 2005 | ELI SANDERS

Posted on 05/13/2005 10:06:06 PM PDT by FairOpinion

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I bet not a single one of them knows what's really in the Kyoto Treaty.
1 posted on 05/13/2005 10:06:06 PM PDT by FairOpinion
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To: FairOpinion
They'll get a clue when their industries are forced to lay off workers because they can't afford to abide by globalist envirowacko rules.

This country is going down the drain.

2 posted on 05/13/2005 10:07:49 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Harmful Or Fatal If Swallowed)
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To: FairOpinion
"You've got to ask, 'Is it remotely possible that there is a threat?' " he said. "If the answer is yes, you've got to act now."

Is it remotely possible that you could die the next time you get on the road in a car? If the answer is yes, you've got to stop driving now.

3 posted on 05/13/2005 10:08:27 PM PDT by mcg1969
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To: FairOpinion

Part of the blame goes towards Bush, for not calling these environmentalists the spade that they are.


5 posted on 05/13/2005 10:10:57 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Harmful Or Fatal If Swallowed)
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To: FairOpinion

I'd be interested to see the statistic on what percentage of the nation's greenhouse gases that would be cut if Kyoto were implemented are from these cities.


6 posted on 05/13/2005 10:11:40 PM PDT by AntiGuv ()
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To: FairOpinion
And by the end of this year the city's power utility, Seattle City Light, will be the only utility in the country with no net emissions of greenhouse gases, the mayor's office said.

Ohhhh, look. A perpetual motion machine.

(could thes people be more stupid?)

7 posted on 05/13/2005 10:16:01 PM PDT by patton ("Fool," said my Muse to me, "look in thy heart, and write.")
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I don't really have a problem with this. If the idiots in a particular community want to implement certain standards, then they should be free to do so. However, I would have a problem with the federal government implementing Kyoto.


8 posted on 05/13/2005 10:16:24 PM PDT by rivercat (Welcome to California. Now go home.)
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Net zero greenhouse emissions doesn't imply perpetual motion. There are a number of methods for generating electricity that don't produce greenhouse gases.

Though I do remain skeptical.


9 posted on 05/13/2005 10:17:51 PM PDT by mcg1969
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To: FairOpinion
Mr. Nickels said that to achieve the 7 percent reduction, Seattle was requiring cruise ships that dock in its bustling port to turn off their diesel engines while resupplying and to rely only on electric power provided by the city, a requirement that has forced some ships to retrofit.

he doesn't get it....
10 posted on 05/13/2005 10:18:43 PM PDT by stylin19a ( Social Security...neither social nor secure.)
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To: FairOpinion

Doesn't matter. When has that stopped a bunch of Libs?



11 posted on 05/13/2005 10:19:32 PM PDT by ut1992 (Army Brat)
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Unsettled by a series of dry winters in this normally wet city, Mayor Greg Nickels has begun a nationwide effort to do something the Bush administration will not: carry out the Kyoto Protocol on global warming.

Every one is bitching about the weather, but no one is doing anything about it! (s)
They think oppressing humans will cure a natural earth cycle.
We had hot days long before the industrial revolution. What were they caused by? Too much horse poop?

12 posted on 05/13/2005 10:19:37 PM PDT by concerned about politics (Vote Republican - Vote morally correct!)
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To: FairOpinion

You should post an idiot alert warning on this one.


13 posted on 05/13/2005 10:21:11 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (never surrender, this is for the kids)
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I don't really have a problem with this. If the idiots in a particular community want to implement certain standards, then they should be free to do so.

Good idea. Let those who believe in Global warming shut down their own factories, and leave the others who don't alone. That way the air would be cleaner, right? Problem solved!

14 posted on 05/13/2005 10:23:11 PM PDT by concerned about politics (Vote Republican - Vote morally correct!)
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These idiots all look good on camera...but if you go back in 12 months...and ask them in front of a camera what exactly they did in twelve months to back up their "embrace"...they will all turn from the camera and walk away. This was a publicity scene...nothing more. Lets be honest...none of these cities have any extra cash...every penny is allocated. Any attempt to change the local environmental sector, will result in lawsuits from various companies because there is no law to back up the Mayor. And finally, the election chances in the next twelve months might improve for some of these folks because they look really pro-environmental...but for the rest of them...they really gained nothing more than a line on their political resume...nothing more.


15 posted on 05/13/2005 10:24:46 PM PDT by pepsionice
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To: mcg1969
Uhhhhhhhmmmm, Kuhschiesse. Unless somebody built a nuke by the port.

You know of a way to turn an engine without burning fuel?

Well, ok, let me back off - I do. Solar power. Burns about ten times as much fuel as the dirtiest oil, when all is accounted for.

Wind power. Bird blender. Need I say more?

Environmentally, dirty as heck.

How about tidal power?

That might actually work. Hmmm.

16 posted on 05/13/2005 10:26:02 PM PDT by patton ("Fool," said my Muse to me, "look in thy heart, and write.")
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I bet not a single one of them knows what's really in the Kyoto Treaty.

I bet you are correct.

17 posted on 05/13/2005 10:26:07 PM PDT by BJungNan (Check out http://echotalon.blogspot.com)
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To: mcg1969
I was scratching my head here...and as long as the subject has been brought up...
If what you say is true, why use the term "net zero" ?
Why not just say "zero" emissions.
What does "net zero" mean ?
18 posted on 05/13/2005 10:28:09 PM PDT by stylin19a ( Social Security...neither social nor secure.)
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I'd be interested to see the statistic on what percentage of the nation's greenhouse gases that would be cut if Kyoto were implemented are from these cities.

I have to disagree with you inquiry. There are no green house gases unless you think there is actually global warming attributable to them.

Don't fall into the trap of accepting the terms of the debate as you go about fighting what they want to do.

19 posted on 05/13/2005 10:28:30 PM PDT by BJungNan (Check out http://echotalon.blogspot.com)
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To: FairOpinion
The mayors...represent nearly 29 million citizens in 35 states

Then let the citizens vote. They must be more intelligent than you idiots! Have any of these people researched the countless reports debunking global warming? What a crock. Don't fall for it PRESIDENT Bush.

20 posted on 05/13/2005 10:32:06 PM PDT by Just A Nobody
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